Wickham railway station

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This article is about the railway station in New South Wales, Australia. For the former railway station in Hampshire, England, see Wickham (Hants) railway station.
Wickham railway station, looking west on platforms.JPG
Station looking west in July 2013
Station statistics
Address Beresford Street, Wickham
Coordinates 32°55′29″S 151°45′39″E / 32.924753°S 151.760727°E / -32.924753; 151.760727Coordinates: 32°55′29″S 151°45′39″E / 32.924753°S 151.760727°E / -32.924753; 151.760727
Line(s) Newcastle
Connections Bus
Distance 165.93 km (103.10 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 9 February 1936
Electrified Yes
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code WKH
Owned by RailCorp
Operator NSW TrainLink
Fare zone MyZone 3
Opal card Active
Website Wickham
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Dungog or Scone
Hunter Line
towards Newcastle
towards Central
Central Coast & Newcastle Line
towards Newcastle

Wickham railway station is located on the Newcastle line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the inner Newcastle suburb of Wickham opening on 9 February 1936.[1]

The Central Coast & Newcastle line and Hunter railway line will be truncated to Hamilton on 26 December 2014 to allow construction of the Newcastle Light Rail.[2] This will result in Wickham being redeveloped as the line's terminus where it will connect with the light rail.


In conjunction with the truncation of the Newcastle line at Wickham, approval has been given for the construction of an interchange which will integrate trains, buses, taxis, light rail, cyclists and car drop-off and pick-ups.[3] The station will close on 26 December 2014 and is scheduled to re-open in 2016.[2]

The contract to carry out this work was awarded to Laing O’Rourke Construction Australia on 18 December 2014.[4]

Platforms & services[edit]

Wickham has two side platforms that can only accommodate four carriages. Passengers on longer trains are required to use the rear four carriages. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle line services travelling from Sydney to Newcastle[5] and Hunter line services travelling from Newcastle to Maitland, Muswellbrook, Scone, Telarah and Dungog.[6][7]

In 2007 Platform 1 was extended at its eastern end to allow Stewart Avenue level crossing to remain open while trains are stopped at the station.[8]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Central Coast & Newcastle Line Electric Multiple Unit services to Gosford & Sydney
Hunter Line Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Maitland, Telarah, Dungog, Muswellbrook & Scone
2 Central Coast & Newcastle Line Electric Multiple Unit services to Newcastle
Hunter Line Endeavour/Hunter railcar services to Newcastle

Wickham Signal Box[edit]

Wickham Signal Box is situated at the Newcastle end of the station and controls a short section between Hamilton and Newcastle, including Railway Street and Stewart Avenue level crossings. It is attended continuously.

Transport links[edit]

Newcastle Buses operates one route via Wickham railway station:



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